Charter States

State Description
Not currently under review The proposed charter is not being considered at this time. A proposed charter will remain in this state until an AD moves it to Informal IESG review.
Draft Charter The proposed charter is not being considered at this time. A proposed charter will remain in this state until an AD moves it to Start Chartering/Rechartering (Internal IESG/IAB Review). This state is useful for drafting the charter, discussing with chairs, etc.
Start Chartering/Rechartering (Internal IESG/IAB Review) This is the state when you'd like to propose the charter / new charter. This state also allows you to ask whether external review can be skipped in ballot. After you select this state, the Secretariat takes over and drives the rest of the process.
External Review (Message to Community, Selected by Secretariat) This state is selected by the Secretariat (AD's, keep yer grubby mits off this!) when it has been decided that the charter needs external review.
IESG Review (Charter for Approval, Selected by Secretariat) This state is selected by the Secretariat (AD's, keep yer grubby mits off this!) when the IESG is reviewing the discussion from the external review of the proposed charter (this is similar to the IESG Evaluation state for a draft).
Approved The charter is approved by the IESG.